WBS PEN­GUINS SCOUTING RE­PORT

The Times-Tribune - - Sports - — TYLER PICCOTTI

Op­po­nent: Le­high Val­ley Phan­toms When: To­day and Satur­day, 7:05 p.m. Where: Tonight at Mo­he­gan Sun Arena; Satur­day at the PPL Cen­ter in Al­len­town.

On­line: Fol­low @CVPic­cotti on Twit­ter for up­dates from both games. Nick Hart and Mike O’Brien will have the broad­casts on 103.1 FM, along with 910, 930 and 980 AM, and on AHL Live.

About the Phan­toms: Le­high Val­ley is 1-0-0-1 to be­gin the sea­son, in­clud­ing a 7-2 thrash­ing of Her­shey. ... Left winger Dan­ick Mar­tel leads the team with four of its eight goals so far . ... The Phan­toms also re­ceived a boost in net this week with the ad­di­tion of goal­tender Dustin Tokarski, who was traded from the Ana­heim Ducks or­ga­ni­za­tion . ... Le­high Val­ley tied for the best power play in the At­lantic Di­vi­sion last sea­son at 20.7 per­cent.

Pen­guins coach Clark Donatelli’s anal­y­sis: “They’re fast. They re­ally move the puck. They have some good vet­eran guys back (on de­fense) . ... I think they’re bet­ter (than last year). They got Mike Vec­chione play­ing well. They’ve got some other ad­di­tions that make their lineup pretty fast.”

Other notes: The Pen­guins are try­ing to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2014-15 sea­son . ... Cap­tain Tom Kostopou­los recorded six goals and two as­sists against the Phan­toms last sea­son.

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